10 Fascinating WWE Backstage Facts About Bray Wyatt

Bray Wyatt; great wrestler, even better person.

Bray Wyatt The Fiend

Eight months on, the loss of Bray Wyatt is still keenly felt by the wrestling community.

Bray Wyatt - real name Windham Rotunda - was a one-of-a-kind talent who swung for fences other people couldn't even see, let alone aim for. While this meant that he occasionally struck out, when one of his ideas connected, they became forever embedded in the wrestling firmament.

Bray Wyatt's first role saw him portray the patriarch of the Wyatt Family, an act which launched him as the most exciting superstar on the roster at the time. When that ran its course, Wyatt reinvigorated himself as both the wacky host of the Firefly Fun House, and the malevolent Fiend. Any of the above gimmicks would have cemented Wyatt's place in wrestling history - but to have created all three shows what a special talent he truly was.

However, as great as his star shined on camera, it was the way he acted behind the scenes that showed why he is so greatly missed by those who knew him. Despite Wyatt spending his career portraying a demonic force of nature, when the cameras stopped rolling he was a gentle, compassionate man who lived to help others, whether they were family, friends or - in one extreme case - people who almost ran him off the road.

Bray Wyatt was a generous soul, and hopefully this article does some small measure of justice to a man who lived by the mantra "I'm here. How can I help?"

10. Taught The Man About The Table

Bray Wyatt The Fiend

Those familiar with Bray Wyatt's in-ring history won't be surprised about a picture of his former partner in crime Alexa Bliss showing up in this article. The inclusion of Becky Lynch, however, requires some explaining.

The above photo is taken from the hype reel for TLC 2016, WWE's now-retired PPV that celebrated all things Tables, Ladders and Chairs. Becky Lynch was scheduled to defend her Smackdown title against the up-and-coming Bliss in a Tables match, with the latter sending Becky crashing through the woodwork to secure her first WWE Championship.

It was hardly the result Becky would have hoped for, but it could have been worse - on the day of the PPV, Becky still had no idea how to even set up a table, never mind work a match based around wrestling's most frequently-broken object.

Fortunately, Bray Wyatt was on hand to guide her through it. As detailed by Clutch Points, shortly after Wyatt's death Becky addressed the RAW crowd off air to share how he had helped her all those years ago. Despite having a match of his own on the same PPV, Wyatt was the only person in the company who thought to ask Becky - who had never been in a Tables match before - if she knew how to set up a table. Turns out, the Irish superstar had no clue how to do so, and thus Wyatt spent his afternoon selflessly helping his fellow superstar prepare for what was, at that point, one of the biggest matches of her career.

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